I did achieve a personal best for this course, my garmin says 2:25:22. The weather was great. The first half of the race was amazing. Husband ran with me, which was awesome. I saw several friends out on the course. In many ways, it was a great experience.
However, in the end, I was not the Happy Finisher that I wanted to be. I did not finish strong. It was not pain-free. All that pounding on the pavement really got to me. I felt like the course chewed me up and spit me out. That is disappointing, because finishing strong and uninjured was my primary goal.
What went wrong? I think it comes down to one thing. I run mostly on dirt trails because it's easier on my body, but the race is on pavement and I should have trained more on pavement to prepare my body. Lesson learned for next time.
Longer version tomorrow. Right now I think a nap is in order...
Good job with your race Lisa, hope you feel better after your nap!!ReplyDelete
That is so great that your husband ran with you...I think that is awesome...just think, another race off the books...good job.
Sounds like a tough PB! Well done :o)ReplyDelete
Shame it wasn't pain free - good for you on toughing that out.
Get some ice on the sore spots!!
Sleep, sleep now. Sleep makes all the pain go away. and maybe new shoes. they can help the pain too.ReplyDelete
2.25.22??? YOU ROCK LISA!!!!ReplyDelete
CONGRATS ON YOUR PR!!! Next time you will train differently and get it done pain free!!!
Congrats on a strong race! Sorry to hear about the pain at the end, but hopefully it's nothing that can't be slept off!ReplyDelete
I completely understand where you're coming from! Sometimes it just beats you up. As you've said, lessons learned! I'm taking that lesson to heart.
I can only hope to do as well at my impending half marathon in a few weeks, even if I do get beat up.
Take care and enjoy some down time.
I think thats an interesting point about running on pavement vs. dirt. I wonder if its better to do it over and over or just do it once during a race?ReplyDelete
Anyway, hopefully you'll wake up from the nap happy about your PB!
Nice work! way to grind it out. Did you enjoy Alb anyway?ReplyDelete
Congrats on your race!!!ReplyDelete
While it wasn't the pain free experience you were hoping for, you obviously gutted out a great race. Hope you're feeling better tomorrow. You did a great job!ReplyDelete
WooHoo! GReat job on the PR!ReplyDelete
Way to go, congratulations!!ReplyDelete
Congrats on the PR!! I hope you feel better though. Way to tough it out!ReplyDelete
that's a top effort! I'm sorry you're disappointed :( ((hugs)) I bet you looked good in your orange, no matter how you felt!ReplyDelete
Congrats on the PB! Hope you are feeling better. Can't wait to read the full report.ReplyDelete
Great finish time! Sorry to hear it was rough on the body. Look forward to reading the full story.ReplyDelete
Yes, pavement is BAD!!!ReplyDelete
Good job on the PB though. ;)
Great job on finishing! That's a huge accomplishment! And, that's a great time too!ReplyDelete
congrats on your half and a new course best! sorry to hear it didn't go as well as you thought it would/wanted it to. always a bummer, but running and another half will be waiting for you soon. hope you enjoyed the rest of your weekend and some rest!ReplyDelete
Lisa, you had a great race. I know you're not completely satisfied with the outcome, but every race is a learning event, and I have to wonder if we ever learn everything we should. That's why we keep trying.ReplyDelete
One more thought: personal bests usually come with some degree of pain. Sort of like having a baby. You pretty much forget about it after a while and enjoy the end result.ReplyDelete
You tuffed it out and crossed the finish line. THAT definitely matters...and I'm glad you were able to do that. I def hope you get to a proper mix of dirt and pavement training so U can finsih the way U want to next time.ReplyDelete
keep it up!!
Congrats on the PB!ReplyDelete
Yay! Good job!!! Racing just beats up your body period...ReplyDelete
Congrats on your PB! Even though it was not the race you envisioned, it is still an accomplishment! Well done!ReplyDelete
Great job on your personal best.ReplyDelete